Putin says ‘categorically against’ putting nuclear weapons in space

SpaceWar.com reports: “Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that he was opposed to sending nuclear weapons to space, dismissing US accusations that Moscow was developing a space-based anti-satellite weapon.

Washington said last week it was worried Russia was developing the system while saying it posed no immediate threat to people on Earth.

‘We have always been categorically against putting nuclear weapons in space,’ Putin said in a meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

He called the accusations part of a ‘clamour being raised in the West.’

Shoigu said Russia does ‘not have’ the system Washington accused it of developing…”

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